To bootsyhambome , hey FYI , as a 60 yo. deadhead from 69-70 or so , having seen the dead 103 times , t
you don't have to had seen the Good OLE Grateful Dead to be a deadhead HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY ,Peace !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ps I will have to listen to this band as I never have . revive pending
May 24, 2014 Subject:
This band remembers what it means to jam
I never saw the Grateful Dead, but I did go to the first Further Festival outside KCMO back in 1996 with my then boyfriend/now husband of 17 years who remains a faithful Deadhead, and I learned what it meant to twirl. We've since seen a revival of the band as The Dead (with special guest Willie Nelson, who is no stranger to what it means to jam either) and we've also been to see Bob Weir and Ratdog a few times in St. Louis. The second time we say Ratdog, I was on crutches, but it didn't keep me in my seat and it didn't keep me from at least trying to twirl.
The Stone Sugar Shakedown does the same thing to me. Sitting in my seat is NOT an option. I've seen them live with aforementioned Deadhead husband twice before seeing the at The Blue Note and they just don't know when to quit, and I don't mean that in a bad way at all.
Nick Elwood is one of the best guitarists I've ever heard ANYWHERE and Tracy Gladden has a voice that cuts right to my core. Together, they started jam after jam with the very able support of Matt "Golden Boy" Ingram on drums; Jerry Rosenkrans on 7-string Guitar; Jeremy Jones playing whatever percussion instrument the song called for and Kevin Baudrexl holding down the bottom line on bass. The acoustics at The Blue Note are also exceptional (it's an old movie theater) and whoever did the lights knew exactly what they were doing to capture the music as it morphed from one song into another.
Nope, I never saw The Grateful Dead, but I feel like a Deadhead everytime I see The Stone Sugar Shakedown.